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fremitus

 [frem´ĭ-tus]
a vibration perceptible on palpation or auscultation; see also thrill.
tactile fremitus a type of vocal fremitus found over an area of secretions.
tussive fremitus one felt on the chest while the patient coughs.
vocal fremitus (VF) transmission of the spoken voice to the chest wall, detectable by auscultation or palpation; it is increased with lung consolidation and decreased with pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and airway obstruction.

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs),
A vibration imparted to the hand resting on the chest or other part of the body.
See also: thrill.
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]

fremitus

(frĕm′ĭ-təs)
n. pl. fremitus
A palpable vibration, as felt by the hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking.

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs)
A vibration imparted to the hand resting on the chest or other part of the body.
See also: thrill
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]

fremitus

Vibration that can be felt by a hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking. Fremitus is increased if the lung is solidified by PNEUMONIA or if there is a large cavity near the surface. It is diminished if the associated air tubes (bronchi) are blocked and absent if the lung is separated from the chest wall by fluid in the pleural space (pleural effusion).

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs)
In dentistry, palpable vibrations or movement of a tooth, usually due to excessive contact with another tooth.
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]
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Several dogmatic and worthless teachings are exposed, such as the use of the words "ninety-nine," while testing tactile fremitus, instead of the better suited "toy boat" or "nine boys." Erudite-sounding terms that cover ignorance or unwarranted assumptions, such as "essential," "idiopathic," "physical disease," or "spontaneous bacterial peritonitis," are condemned.
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The complete pulmonary exam included determination of the respiratory rate, type of breathing, signs of respiratory insufficiency, shape of the chest and its deviations, palpation of vocal fremitus, percussion and auscultation of lungs.
Shifting dullness and tactile fremitus, which were two of my signature performances, seem to have hardly any sensitivity at all and add little value.
In contrast, the absence of reduce tactile vocal fremitus reduced the probability of pleural effusion (negative LR 0.21).
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Physical examination was negative apart from dullness at the fight lung base with decreased vocal fremitus and diminished breath sounds.